This is Washington, so there will be hearings.
Today's centerpiece of congressional inquiry bears the title, "Affordable Care Act Implementation Failures: Didn't Know or Didn't Disclose?" See where this is going?
The morning gathering will be the first in a promised series of GOP-led House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings into the implementation of Obamacare and its well-documented challenges.
Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 9:00 am
There were 350,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week (the period ending Oct. 19), down 12,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration said Thursday.
A broader measure — the "4-week moving average" — rose by 10,750, to 348,250. That gives a sense of the pace of claims over the course of a month.
Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 12:22 pm
By this point, it's all but a universally acknowledged truth that the launch of the HealthCare.gov website has been a failure.
That's bad news for President Obama and his health care law. But it's not exceptional when it comes to big government software programs and platforms.
Germany, Deutsche Welle
We begin with the fallout from the leaks over the National Security's Agency surveillance operations.
Germany has summoned the U.S. ambassador over allegations the NSA spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 2:50 pm
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Republicans in the House have framed the central question they want answered about the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act this way, NPR's Ailsa Chang said Thursday on Morning Edition: